Connecticut has a population of approximately 3.6 million people and is the 4th most densely populated state in the nation. Close to 3.24% of adults (according to SAMHSA) in Connecticut live with serious mental health conditions such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depression.
Public mental health and addiction services in Connecticut are administered and provided by the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS). Only 47.5% of adults with mental illness in Connecticut receive any form of treatment from either the public system or private providers (according to SAMHSA). The renaming 52.5% received no mental health treatment. According to Mental Health America, Connecticut is ranked 1 out of 50 states and Washington D.C. for providing access to mental health services.
Medicaid is a combined state and federal program that provides health coverage to people with low income, including those who are unable to work because of a mental health disability. Residents of Connecticut can apply for Medicaid (known as Husky in Connecticut) through the Connecticut Health Marketplace.
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RtoR Family-Endorsed Providers in Connecticut
Our Directory of Family-Endorsed Providers features multiple mental health resources in the state of Connecticut. All of the Connecticut providers listed below have been recommended by a family member of a person who has used their services and have been carefully vetted by our Advisory Group.
All Family-Endorsed Providers have three defining characteristics. They are recovery-oriented, embracing the principle that recovery is a real possibility for all people with mental health conditions. They are family-friendly, including family members in the treatment process. They use evidence-based best practices that are backed by scientific research.
Aware Recovery Care
Jeremy Barowsky, MD
Jennifer Baumgold, LCSW
BHcare Parent Child Resource Center
T.J. Butcher, LPC
Kristie Calvillo, LCSW
Lois Cea, BSN
Center for Discovery–Greenwich Outpatient
Jeffrey Cohen, PhD
Randi Cohen, MD, PhD
The Collaborative Center for Learning & Development
Amanda Craig, PhD, LMFT
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance–Greenwich Chapter
Den For Grieving Kids
Dialectical and Cognitive Behavior Therapy Center
Robert DiRoma Jr., LMSW, LADC
Rachel Duzant, PsyD
Eden Hill Recovery Retreat
Alison Emel, PhD
Andrew Feinstein, Attorney at Law, LLC
Susan Finkelstein, MD
Erica Fross, LCSW
J. David Geller, ACSW, LCSW
Joseph F. Goldberg, MD
Greenwich Hospital–Addiction Recovery Center
Dov Kugelmass, PhD
Adrienne Lagin, LCSW
Laurel House–Supported Education Program
Laurel House–Supported Employment Program
Dean Leone, PhD
Rocco Marotta, MD
Phyllis Marton, LMHC
Marianela Medrano, PhD, LPC
Midwestern Connecticut Council of Alcoholism (MCCA)
Carol Monroe, NP, APRN
F. Carl Mueller, MD
Roumen Nikolov, MD
Parents’ Foundation for Transitional Living
Tarique Perera, MD
Patrick L. Poeschl, Family Trust and Estates Lawyer
Joseph Russo, MD
David Kurt Sakheim, PhD
Sunil Saxena, MD
Rena Schine, PhD
Laura Seese, PhD
Silver Hill Hospital–Dialectical Behavior Therapy Program
Sanders M. Stein, MD
Specialized Treatment Early in Psychosis (STEP)
Devon Suozzi, LCSW
Pamela Tinkham, LCSW
Catherine Tesluk, MD
Kate Venison, LMFT
Michael Vollmar, MD
Beth Weiner, PsyD
Western Connecticut Center for Neurofeedback and Counseling (WCCNC)
Yale Child Study Center–Program for Anxiety Disorders
rtor.org is a national website that offers families guidance, support and best practice resources for recovery-oriented mental health care. For free personalized help finding mental health resources in Connecticut contact a Resource Specialist now.
Other Connecticut Resources
Connecticut State Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS)
Connecticut 211 – 2-1-1 is a free referral and information helpline that connects people to a wide range of health and human services, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To contact 2-1-1 in any state, including Connecticut, simply dial the numbers 2-1-1 from any phone.
National Alliance on Mental Illness–Connecticut – The National Alliance on Mental Illness is a nationwide advocacy group, representing families and people affected by mental health disorders in the United States. The national organization is organized into state and local affiliates, of which NAMI–Connecticut is one.
Contact a Resource Specialist about Mental Health Resources in the State of Connecticut.
988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline – In Connecticut and across the United States, 988 is the new 3-digit dialing code for quick and easy access to mental health crisis and suicide prevention services. The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the United States.